Since 2011, Italy has been supporting the Government of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar (GoM) in its efforts to safeguard and protect the rich Cultural Heritage of this Country. Main partner in these activities is the Union Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

Within the framework of the Project “Support to the Social and Economic Development of Rakhine State through the Safeguard, Management and Valorisation of the Mrauk U Site” – AID 11292.02.4, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Yangon Office (hereinafter referred to as AICSY) intends to continue contributing to the safeguarding of the cultural patrimony of Myanmar by sustaining the protection and valorisation of Mrauk U monumental site.

The Project AID 11292.02.4 is aimed (i) at providing Technical Assistance to the local Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library (DOA) (ii) at engaging Mrauk U Civil Society as active and pro-active stakeholder in the protection and valorisation actions, and (iii) at effectively sustaining the socio-economic development of Mrauk U Civil Society. Specific activities (including customized training) will be targeting and involving the Mrauk U Civil Society according to the two following components:

  • COMPONENT 1 – Mrauk U Civil Society’s engagement in cultural heritage protection and valorisation;
  • COMPONENT 2 – Civil Society’s capacities towards socio-economic development (focus on tangible/intangible heritage, creative industries, heritage tourism etc.)

PROJECT DURATION

The Project AID 11292.02.4 will have an overall duration of 24 months: within this framework, it is estimated that the capacity development and training activities for each of the 2 mentioned Components can be carried out for a period of 15-18 months. The two Components are in fact linked to the progresses of the conservation and restoration activities that will be carried out by AICSY with DOA.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The AICSY invites all the interested local CSOs to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for this procedure in hard copies including all the required documents detailed in the attachments.

The dossier shall be included in a sealed, duly signed and stamped envelope. The envelop shall bear the name of the Civil Society Organization and the subject: Expression of Interest for Mrauk U Civil Society and Socio-Economic Capacity Development, to the following address: Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) – Yangon Office, 41-7, Inya Myaing, Shwe Taung Gone, Bahan Township, Yangon

The EOI dossier shall be hand delivered or sent by courier within the 31st of August 2018 at 17:00 p.m.

EOI must be delivered to the designated address during the AICSY working hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

CLARIFICATION MEETING

Interested CSOs may submit requests for clarification only in writing before the 31st of July 2018, 10:00 a.m. Yangon Time. In the subject of the email it should be specified: “Request for Expression of Interest for Mrauk U Civil Society and Socio-Economic Capacity Development” – specifying for which component (Component 1 or Component 2) the EOI is submitted. Questions shall be written in English and should be sent to the following email address: yangon@aics.gov.it

Interested CSOs are reminded that the above e-mail address may be used only to send queries. Please note that clarifications requested by phone will not be considered.

One clarification meeting will be held by AICSY in Mrauk-U on the 6th of August 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The location will be announced before the 25th of July 2018 in the website www.aicsyangon.org and www.ambyangon.esteri.it

Furthermore, a Help Desk will be opened in Mrauk-U on the 20th of August 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to support the interested CSOs in checking that the documentation to be submitted is complete and in finalizing the EOI dossier. The location will be announced before the 10th of August 2018 in the website www.aicsyangon.organd www.ambyangon.esteri.it.

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